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Student Hunger Drive: For the past six weeks, students from across the Charlotte area participated in a competition to see which school could collect the most food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Ardrey Kell was named the overall winner during an awards rally at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Eight Charlotte-Mecklenbrug Schools high schools participated in the drive, including Ardrey Kell, Myers Park; Providence and South Mecklenburg. Students hosted food drives in an effort to give back to their community. The Student Hunger Drive, a nonprofit organization was founded in 1986 and has collected over 13 million pounds of food valued at over $24 million since its inception. The Charlotte-based organization founded in 2010, is based on the same model.
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College commitments: Three Charlotte Christian student-athletes signed national letters of intent to play at the collegiate level during the NCAA Fall National Signing Day ceremony held in the Lamb/Johnson Gymnasium.
Anthony Gill will play basketball at the University of South Carolina; Tyler Simmons signed to play baseball at Wingate University; and Worth Smith will play basketball at the United States Naval Academy.
60th anniversary: The campus of Charlotte Christian School joined together on the athletic stadium field on Nov. 12 to commemorate the 60th day of the 60th school year as part of the school's ongoing anniversary celebration. Faculty, staff and students dressed in their Charlotte Christian blue and white spirit wear and posed together for a group photo in the shape of a large 60. Students in lower, middle and upper school participated in social studies and Bible classes by discussing the history of Charlotte Christian School and what was taking place in the 1950s when the school was organized. The school first opened in 1950 as a Christian day school for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Dr. L. Pointdexter McClenny of Calvary Presbyterian Church had a vision for local Christian education and established what was then known as Calvary Christian Day School. Later in 1958, following a month-long Billy Graham crusade in Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium, a group of local businessmen came away from the revival with a heart for Christian education and organized Christian High School in 1960, with the first class of seven students graduating in 1964. The two schools then merged in 1969 to become Christian School Association of Charlotte, Inc. and the school was soon relocated to its present location on Sardis Road in 1972.
Global learning: Olde Providence Elementary School third-grade teacher Cheri Powers took educating globally aware students to the next level. Powers and her students are taking part in learning and connecting with Chinese culture. Powers was watching "ABC World News Tonight" when she heard about an upcoming program dealing with Chinese culture. The program asked the public what kind of information they wanted to know about China. Powers took it back to her students and they came up with a list of 20 questions. The students' questions ranged in topic from parental involvement in schools to assessing student learning within Chinese culture. ABC was so impressed with the students' questions that they called Powers and asked to come and visit the classroom to learn more about their study of Chinese culture. "ABC World News Tonight" with Diane Sawyer aired from China with Powers and her students on the show.
2005 reunion: The class of 2005 will hold its five-year reunion Nov. 26, from 8-10:30 p.m. at Tyber Creek Pub. Questions? Please contact Sally Gray Smith '82, director of alumni affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-846-7253.